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Origin Story: Huye Mountain

Origin Story: Huye Mountain

Huye Mountain Coffee comes from Rwanda. David Rubanzangabo founded Huye Mountain washing station in 2011 with the vision to “be a leading player and preferred choice for customer satisfaction in the international premium coffee market.” Rubanzangabo began producing coffee after studying agronomy and working in the country’s agricultural sector. He taught many small producers about coffee farming for several years before deciding to begin his own business. Located on the slopes of Huye Mountain in South Rwanda, he owns two washing stations that serves over 1,300 local farmers. These bourbon varietals are inspected for highest quality and then pulped before...

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Origin Story: Burundi Kinyovu

Origin Story: Burundi Kinyovu

JNP Coffee was founded in 2012 by native Burundian Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian. Jeanine also founded the nonprofit Burundi Friends International, which has supported women coffee farmers since 2013 in Burundi, one of the world’s poorest countries. Social impact is at the heart of her work. Both organizations focus on gender equity by educating women farmers on high-quality coffee production and providing them with leadership and financial literacy trainings. In addition, JNP Coffee pays a significant premium to women farmers to promote quality and assure sustainability for 1950 families in the communities where these beautiful coffees are sourced. Each washing station processing women’s coffee...

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Griffins Hockey Gets a Boost with Ferris Coffee

Griffins Hockey Gets a Boost with Ferris Coffee

GET YOUR FOAM FINGERS READY BECAUSE FERRIS COFFEE IS THE 2019-2020 OFFICIAL COFFEE SPONSOR OF THE GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS AND VAN ANDEL ARENA! Ferris Coffee Co. has been lucky to work with some amazing partners within Grand Rapids over the years. Now we are excited to add yet another wonderful ally in the community, the Van Andel Arena! Located in the heart of downtown, they've been serving the city since 1996, hosting a vast number of entertainment acts from Disney On Ice, the Detroit Pistons, Paul McCartney, WWE, Justin Timberlake and many more. It has become a driving force in helping Grand...

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Origin Story: Herbazu

Origin Story: Herbazu

It’s been a couple years since we’ve had this wonderful crop on our shelves. Coffees from the Herbazu Mill in the West Valley in Costa Rica are rich in history and flavor. “Herbazu” stands for Hermanos Barrantes Zuniga, which consists of four brothers and their sister (plus one brother-in-law). The siblings are third generation coffee farmers and together created the Herbazu micro mill in 2001. Their mission is to create the best coffee possible and to take the risks necessary to do so. The owner of the micro mill, Antonio “Toño” Barrantes, has dedicated his life to the farms and is known as...

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